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September 2014


NAM Webinar: Managing corruption in your supply chain

Date/Time: 9/30/2014, 10:00am
Location: Webinar
Notes: The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Enforcement Commission (SEC) have ramped up enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) significantly over the last 5 years, levying billions of dollars in fines to domestic and international companies alike. Regulators around the world now demand a robust compliance program to manage bribery and corruption risk – not just with internal staff, but in their supply chain as well. We will examine emerging trends and provide practical advice on managing corruption risk in your supply chain. This webinar will discuss: Developing a robust compliance program, Managing international corruption issues, Demonstrating a defensible position, Liability and consequences, Key policy concerns and developments

October 2014


ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 10/1/2014, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: TBD-Northwest Iowa
Notes: Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

Iowa Lean Consortium Fall Conference

Date/Time: 10/2/2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: The Iowa Lean Consortium is pleased to bring you this year's Fall Conference. This year's theme is Creating a Lean Culture and our Keynote Speaker is David Mann, author of Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions. This year's Conference will be held at the Cedar Rapids Marriott on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Iowa Lean Consortium Fall Conference

Date/Time: 10/2/2014, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Keynote: David Mann; Information coming soon.

American Made Movie Night

Date/Time: 10/2/2014, 7:00-8:00pm
Location: Lee Liu Auditorium, Howe Hall, ISU Campus
Notes: Join CIRAS and Iowa State Engineering Kids (ISEK) in celebrating American manufacturing with a movie night! This free event includes a private screening of American Made Movie and a discussion with manufacturing experts on manufacturing's role in the U.S. economy. No registration is required.

Business Strategy Boot Camp: Honing the skills necessary to build winning business models

Date/Time: 10/3/2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: ISU Alumni Center, Ames, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover the latest thinking about Business Strategy, including how to plan and how to carry those ideas all the way to implementation. Designed for any organization looking to build or re-energize its business strategy and re-focus management team members on a common set of goals. Excellent for executive-level managers and/or their direct reports, as well as for any corporate divisional leaders who have profit/loss responsibility.

Supply Chain Risk Management Seminar

Date/Time: 10/7/2014, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Longbranch Hotel, Cedar Rapids
Notes: The purpose of the 4-hour workshop is to provide attendees with the tools and knowledge to implement a simple, effective supply chain risk management program in any size manufacturer. We will cover the fundamentals of risk management and how they are applied to the supply chain, case studies in supply chain risk, and simple tools to identify and manage risk. During the workshop, attendees will create a simple risk management system for their business.

OSHA 500 Course

Date/Time: 10/7/2014 - 10/10/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604 W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: This course is taught in conjunction with Midwest OSHA Education Center The OSHA 500 class authorizes participants who complete this train-the-trainer course to conduct 10 & 30 hour outreach classes to the construction industry and issue OTI Construction 10 & 30 hour participation cards. Course time is spent learning and practicing adult training techniques. Students will participate in the development and delivery of lectures covering construction safety topics during class.

Influence - How To Achieve Winning Outcomes

Date/Time: 10/7/2014 - 10/8/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on building the skills that lead to influencing winning outcomes.

Introduction to NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements Training (Colombia, Panama, Korea)

Date/Time: 10/8/2014, 8:30am-4:30pn
Location: Iowa Farm Bureau - West Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: Topics covered: Understand how to determine if your products qualify for NAFTA Learn how to use the NAFTA Rules of Origin – AKA Annex 401 Overview of the three new FTA's (Colombia, Panama, S. Korea) NAFTA Certificates of Origins – common errors, when you should/shouldn't fill one out. Understand preference criteria A-F – how do you determine the one for which your goods qualify? Supporting documentation – how do you obtain one and when should you use a manufacturer's affidavit? Formulas for determining regional value content or a change in tariff classification. Fungible goods and materials/De Minimis – what are they and how does this affect you?

Iowa's Advanced Manufacturing Conference

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: DMACC FFA Enrichment Center Ankeny, IA
Notes: Join us for a day full of wonderful sessions on manufacturing culture, diversifying sales through government contracting, cutting costs, tax strategies and more!

Championing Innovation and Leading Change

Date/Time: 10/9/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A one-day workshop on building the skills to handle and manage change.

Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 10/14/2014 - 10/15/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Lockout/Tagout & Train-the-Trainer

Date/Time: 10/14/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: "Lockout/Tagout" refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguardemployees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented.

Confined Spaces & Train-The-Trainer

Date/Time: 10/14/2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of any employee that must enter, work in, and exit them. The hazards encountered and associated with entering and working in confined spaces are capable of causing bodily injury, illness, and death to the worker. That's because the hazards tend to be misunderstood or underestimated. And many confined spaces fatalities involve not one, but two, victims: the worker and the rescuer.

CIRAS Automation Lunch and Learn

Date/Time: 10/14/2014, 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: NWICC, 603 W Park St., Sheldon Iowa 51201
Notes: Join us to learn about Automation and the information that system integrators need. Topics will include What is Automation?; Pros/Cons of the Various Levels of Automation; and Typical Reasons Why Automation Projects Fail. Contact Derek Thompson with questions (thompson@iastate.edu; 515-419-2163). To register, visit http://goo.gl/OqWeW7

Supervisors' Safety Development Program

Date/Time: 10/15/2014 - 10/17/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: The Supervisors' Safety Development Program trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.

Supervisors' Safety Development

Date/Time: 10/15/2014 - 10/17/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: IISC Office - 6200 Aurora Ave, Suite 604 W - Urbandale, IA
Notes: The Supervisors' Safety Development Program trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.

Automation Workshop: An Introduction to Automation

Date/Time: 10/16/2014, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Notes: Join us to learn about the use of automation in your manufacturing plant and what information is needed by system integrators.

Automation Workshop: An Introduction to Automation

Date/Time: 10/16/2014, 1:00 PM- 3:00PM
Location: Postville, Iowa
Notes: Join us to learn about the use of automation in your manufacturing plant and what information is needed by system integrators

HACCP Workshop for Meat, Poultry and Egg Plants

Date/Time: 10/16/2014 - 10/18/2014, 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory in Ames, Iowa
Notes: The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation. Individuals that complete the course will receive a certificate indicating they are a HACCP trained individual and their name will be added to a registry of HACCP trained individuals that is maintained by the International Meat & Poultry HACCP Alliance. This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Linked In Tutorial for B2B and B2G businesses

Date/Time: 10/16/2014, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

Business Technology Conference

Date/Time: 10/21/2014, 8:00am-4:30pm
Location: Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 300 E. Ninth St., Coralville
Notes: The Business Technology Conference (BTC), powered by CEC, is known as one of the best technology events in the Midwest. The event, held annually in Iowa and Wisconsin, provides free education about technology ideas, solutions, and services that increase efficiency, communication, safety, business continuity, and productivity for your organization. Featured keynote Michael Rogers will present on the compelling future of technology, with additional educational sessions from a variety of experts in their fields. A Technology Showcase offers one-on-one time with global technology manufacturers and hands- on demonstrations of the latest technology solutions. Who should attend this free event? Building owners and facilities managers, security directors, public safety officials, IT directors and network administrators, superintendents, and C-suite executives who are responsible for making technology decisions within their organizations. This is a free event.

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

Date/Time: 10/21/2014 - 10/24/2014, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Country Inn & Suites - 2403 E Empire St - Bloomington, IL
Notes: Advanced Safety Certificate Course. Worksites can harbor chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards. In this four-day course, you'll gain a practical understanding of industrial hygiene issues and how to address them. Taught in an interactive classroom format supported by testing and a case study project, you'll build the confidence and skills needed to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control industrial hygiene hazards. This is an essential course, especially for those with limited industrial hygiene training or experience.

Iowa Partnerships and Networking Event- Manufacturing

Date/Time: 10/28/2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Quad Cities- TBD
Notes: Learn from and network with peers in the Iowa manufacturing infustry. Hear from experts in the field, and participate in an interactive roundtable networking to enhance your understanding of partnerships for Government contracting and to build your network. More details to come, contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for immediate questions.

November 2014


Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/3/2014 - 11/5/2014, 9:30-4:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and make it a truly effective marketing tool!

Hagie Plant Tour

Date/Time: 11/3/2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Clalrion, Iowa
Notes: ?Information coming soon!

Outcome-Driven Selling

Date/Time: 11/4/2014 - 11/5/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on effective selling skills

Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 11/10/2014 - 11/11/2014, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Notes: Join us and discover how to improve your business with online video marketing!

Basic Sausage Short Course

Date/Time: 11/11/2014 - 11/13/2014, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available.

ABI Market Wise

Date/Time: 11/12/2014, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Den Hartog Industries | 4010 Hospers Drive S | Hospers, IA 51238
Notes: ?Contact Leisa Fox (515-235-0575; lfox@iowaabi.org for details. A group of marketing leaders gathering to: - Share Best Practices - Network - Study Current Trends / Issues in the Marketing Industry Cost: $35/person - Per Meeting (Includes Lunch)

Jack Trout Lecture and Workshop

Date/Time: 11/13/2014, 8:00am-1:00pm
Location: Airport Holiday Inn Convention Complex, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
Notes: Join us for a morning with best-selling Author Jack Trout, to learn first-hand how you can and cannot differentiate yourself in our age of killer competition. Jack Trout demonstrates that every product and service can be differentiated if you are willing to focus and sacrifice. During the workshop, you and your team will identify your unique selling proposition and what makes you different. After a session with Jack Trout you will be ready to out market your competition.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Grab Bag (Member Choice)

Date/Time: 11/20/2014, 7:00am-12:00pm
Location: Online Discussion Group-Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

December 2014


Impact - How To Speak Your Way to Success

Date/Time: 12/9/2014 - 12/10/2014, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Tero International; Des Moines, Iowa
Notes: A two-day workshop on speaking confidently and persuasively.

Connecting Statewide Leaders

Date/Time: 12/11/2014, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes:

January 2015


Cured Meat Short Course

Date/Time: 1/13/2015 - 1/15/2015, 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Ames, Iowa
Notes: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information bout the latest technology available.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: New year, time to dust off that marketing plan.

Date/Time: 1/15/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.

February 2015


BizTalk Mastermind Group: Business Resourse Speakers TBD

Date/Time: 2/19/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Online Discussion Group- Webinar
Notes: Confused by the mumbo jumbo surounding Government contracting? Looking for general B2B and B2G suggestions/recommendations/advice from peers or other business consultants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join our virtual coffee talk group. We will be meeting once a month online/via phone to discuss topics that affect all businesses pursuing a commercial and/or Government market. Contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu for a list of all session topics.